August 19, 2017

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Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

British Sugar TOPSOIL is loved by customers, survey reveals

The UK’s largest supplier of topsoil British Sugar TOPSOIL has carried out a survey recently which has revealed the brand is loved by its customers. Customers cited product quality, value for money and customer service as the top three factors affecting their purchasing decisions. A total of 269 customers were approached and 25 percent responded to the survey, an increase of 6 percent on the previous year. With an 81% ‘Excellent’ rating for customer service – a 23 per cent increase on the previous year – the TOPSOIL sales team of Sam Colman, Natalie Gudgin and Sally Walton prides itself…

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Warning of Xylella fastidiosa from Barcham Trees’ Mike Glover

As media coverage and public concern about the latest threat to Britain’s plants – the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa – increase, the managing director of the UK’s largest container tree nursery has warned a strict quarantine system is the only answer to combat the serious peril. “Anyone buying trees should ask where they have come from and if they have an audit trail”, says Mike Glover of Barcham Trees in Cambridgeshire. “If they are not satisfied with the answers, they should simply walk away and not buy from that supplier”. Glover continues “Xylella is not in the UK yet, but if…

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HTA Plant of the Moment for March

Plant a rainbow of colour in the garden and welcome in spring with primulas and polyanthus, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for March. These cheerful bedding plants offer great value, flowering their hearts out for weeks on end to brighten your outlook on even the dullest of days. New varieties are continually being bred offering outstanding garden performance, larger flowers and better resistance to the vagaries of our weather. Although single-coloured flowers are always popular also look out for bicolours, double and rosebud types, plus wonderfully scented new varieties too. Bold blocks of primulas always look…

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E. de Jong finds success at Polish Gardenia show

The recent Polish Gardenia trade show was a terrific success for Boomwkekerij E. de Jong. Held in Poznan, this annual event drew lots of interest in their range of Pleached trees. Janny de Jong said “ It was a very good event for us with a high level of professional buyers throughout the 3 day event. Interest continues to grow in our  Royal Hedge material. This hedge is very easy to plant and can make a very beautiful colourful new hedge. The level of enquiries from Eastern Europe is growing and to emphasise this, a Polish grower bought our entire…

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Property Care Assocation says Japanese knotweed is growing earlier due to mild weather

Japanese knotweed is growing months ahead of normal in parts of the UK according to a national trade body. Mild winter weather has prompted unusually early sightings of the invasive plant, according to the Property Care Association (PCA). Sightings of the invasive weed have already been reported in several areas of the country, according to the PCA. Usually the species doesn’t appear until April, but mild, wet conditions are thought to have created perfect conditions for early growth. The widespread flooding seen across the UK could also have spread the plant’s seeds further than normal. The presence of the destructive…

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Howard Nurseries Ltd. gains top recognition at the 2016 UK Waterwise Water Efficiency Awards Ceremony

Howard Nurseries Ltd., the UK’s foremost hardy perennial specialist from Wortham, Norfolk are delighted to announce that at the 2016 UK Waterwise Water Efficiency Awards held at the House of Lords on Tuesday 1 March, they were the proud winners of the Environment Agency’s Chairman’s Award for Water Efficiency, the highest award available in the UK for their 100% self-sufficient reservoir and water management system. They were also delighted to win the Farming and Horticulture award for the same project, beating off stiff competition from hundreds of other companies in both categories. The naturally clay lined reservoir contains over five thousand…

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German tree nursery Lorberg donates 200 trees for planting along R1 European Bicycle Route

German tree nursery Lorberg has donated 200 robust Resista-Elms to be planted along the R1 European Bicycle Route from Berlin to Boulogne-sur-Mer, and on from Dover to London, symbolising a ‘green bond’ across the continent, promoting ‘peace and a united Europe’. To mark the gesture, keen cyclists are invited to join the team that will ride the 1,400km route, setting out from Berlin on 28 May and arriving in London 11 days later. Anyone can take part in a section of the ride, which passes through Utrecht, the Hague, Bruges, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Dover on its way to London. If that…

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Mayor chooses English Oak from Wyevale Nurseries

The Mayor of Worcester yesterday (February 29, 2016) visited one of the UK’s leading nurseries to choose an English Oak tree. Councillor Roger Knight attended Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford to purchase a replacement tree after the death of a much loved 300-year-old Oak on Torridon Walk Village Green in St Peters, Worcester. Adam Dunnett, Sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “Andrew Congera, our amenity sales manager, also a former resident of St Peters, who is an expert when it comes to Oak trees, assisted Roger and Warwick Neale, head of parks and open spaces at Worcester City Council, with…

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Green Mile Trees has seen a successful start to 2016

Green Mile Trees, based in Nottinghamshire, has been lifting, twisting and loading trees since November last year. All the trees that have been lifted from the nursery are now taking pride of place in someone’s landscape, garden, park or public open spaces. The U.K. weather this season has been peculiarly warm start but otherwise wet, windy and quite wearisome. That leaves the nursery with wet, heavy soil which makes for extra fun when lifting. In amongst the wet and the wind, Green Mile has kept tabs on their total lift of over 7,000 trees. That’s an average of 80 per…

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Claire Austin Hardy Plants Nursery open days in June

Claire Austin has announced that she will be opening the Claire Austin Hardy Plants nursery and her private perennial gardens to the public for two days this summer: Saturday 04 June and Thursday 16 June 2016. Entry to the nursery in the idyllic rural location of Sarn near Montgomery in mid-Wales will be free. Visitors will be invited to wander amongst the National Plant Collections of Bearded Irises and Herbaceous Perennials and the stunning perennial borders  in Claire’s private garden, which she transformed from an open, sloping field of grass just five years ago. Claire and her team will be on…

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